Skip to comments.High prices, Obama-noia at Miami gun show
Posted on 01/20/2013 10:40:47 PM PST by smokingfrog
The Miami gun-show line stretched 200 people long. Many blamed President Barack Obama.
This is what the presidents gun-control talk has wrought: long waits to get into gun shows, higher firearm and ammunition prices and more paranoia. The word Obama was frequently mumbled, muttered, hissed, cursed at Saturdays Southern Classic Gun and Knife Show. Obama was a catch-all word, a gun-rights shibboleth of sorts, a no-longer-shocking swear, a conversation starter.
To Calvin Hudson, a Miami Gardens resident bargain-hunting at the Miami-Dade fairgrounds firearms bazaar, the Obama-blaming was a sign people were being fooled into paying more in a firearms market panic. The industry is getting people all scared of Obama so they can kill us with some of these prices, Hudson said. Hudson told a stranger or two next to him not to worry about the presidents gun-control plans, announced in response to last months deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. Obamas not taking away guns, Hudson said to one couple. He just wants semi-automatic rifles off the street.
Its extremely unlikely Congress will go along. Many say gun control hurts law-abiding citizens and does little to stop bad guys. The president might drop his assault-weapons proposal if Congress agrees to close the so-called gun-show loophole, which can allow people to buy arms without a background check.
(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...
I wonder what ethnicity “Calvin Hudson” is? Of course “Marc Caputo” makes sure to find the oddball in the bunch
WARNING: Inappropriate for mixed company.
Is it paranoia if it’s true? Oh, all he wants is the “semi-automatic weapons off the streets” huh? So we still can buy single shot breechloaders and muskets? Sweet!
The “Miami Herald”, still serving up pro communist propaganda.
They can’t give that paper away for free,nobody wants it.
They had to sell their headquarters, and before long they will have to stop putting out a print edition.
Stock has dropped 65% over the last 5 years.
The 'Rats power is in the cities where their base couldn't care less who legally owns a gun, and for the next coupl'a years run DC. They have a great deal more loyalty to Agenda-21 and UN-based designs to unarm populations so that states (not US states, I mean "the state" as in statism) can reign and individuals do not have property, and don't have much to protect, and are not armed.
Just for fun I posted THIS on the Miami Herald Webpage.
>”Leave it to the Herald to find a like minded Useful Idiot in the crowd.
Obama doesn’t want your guns, he just wants “semi automatic rifles off the street”.
I thought the problem were Assault Rifles. You know, SELECT FIRE Rifles that take a FFL to own along with the ridiculous Licensing Fees. The same guns that are never used in a crime.
Liberals like Obama and his ilk have succeeded in turning a scary looking gun (to some pussified Progressives) into an evil Assault Rifle. Maybe it’s the Pistol Grip that scares them, or is it the folding Stock?
No, it must be the Black color?. Heck you elected a Commie President because he was Black, what’s not to like?
Is it the Semi Automatic function? Do you Libs know what that even means? One pull on the trigger, one Cartridge is fed and fired.
I own both an AR-15 SEMI AUTOMATIC and a Remington 870 Pump Shotgun. I assure all you ignorant Libs that I could inflict much more damage with the Shotgun if I was so inclined. That is why the Shotgun is my primary Home Defense Weapon. Next is the Pistol and then the AR-15, which has the same functionality as the .22 Scoped Rifle I have had since I was eight years old.
Now, I have a question. Which one of you Gun Grabber, Anti Constitution Pilgrims will be volunteering to uphold the ultimate Liberal fantasy of Gun Confiscation? It won’t be like knocking on the door selling Girl Scout Cookies. Will YOU be armed on your Confiscation missions Comrades?
Do you think your Vote has empowered Dear Leader Obama with Dictatorial like powers?
Funny how some Nutcase committing Murder using a Gun means that Law Abiding Citizens should be disarmed, but 64 Million Nutcases Voting for Obama doesn’t mean that they should have their Right to Vote taken away due to gross stupidity.
Flame on Comrades while Lord Obama still allows you to have Free Speech.”<
Too much? LOL
I don't need a gun to protect myself, but apparently a lot of the Chicken Little commandos in this forum would wet their pants if they didn't have a gun to hide behind.
Ah, Bill Clay, mixed martial arts master are you? So I suppose you think this woman should've risked being raped and killed and risked the lives of her twin 9-year-olds by challenging this home intruder to a fist fight.
This 65-year-old woman should've Kung Fu chopped her way through the five armed thugs who walked into her store intent on robbing the place.
This 11-year-old girl should've Judo flipped three home invaders, and again risked being raped and murdered because an internet warrior like you thinks that she's a coward for hiding behind a gun?
Gotta love idiots like you who subscribe to a Middle School Machismo which has no bearing on reality. Here's something you should try sometime, Bill. Try GROWING UP. If you think you can Jackie Chan your way through six armed robbers then more power to you, but that doesn't mean you have the right to penalize the rest of us for having a brain. If I'm in a life-or-death situation I care about my own survival and those of my friends or family, not some idiotic childish machismo. Not a long while back I had to face just that prospect, and you know what? Going into the situation with that idiotic child mentality which you evince here wouldn't have done me any good, it wouldn't have done my old aunt any good, and it certainly wouldn't have done my little 8-year-old autistic cousin which she was babysitting home alone any good. But hey, who cares about the lives and well being of an old woman and a small autistic girl when INTERNET HONOR is at stake, am I right?
I went to a major gun show yesterday.
It’s a standard show in our area held three times a year and always draws a big crowd.
It was packed yesterday but only a minor line formed to get tickets. It was nowhere near as crowded as 4 years ago when Obama was first (s)elected.
It looked like almost all table spaces were occupied by sellers. There might have been room for another 10-12 tables maximum.
There were many private sellers in the parking lot, at the entrance, etc. - more than usual.
There were plenty of guns of most types for sale but prices on long rifles of all types were through the roof. Some types and models of rifles were nowhere to be found. There were plenty of “scary black assault rifles” at 2, 3, or even 4 times prices of a year or two ago.
I got the feeling many asking prices were set high just to see what people would pay.
Pistol prices seemed to be about the same as last year.
The tables for filling out forms were busy so it looked as if a lot of people were buying.
There are usually several big ammo sellers with pallets of bulk ammo at this show, but yesterday there were none. In fact, there was very little ammo available.
Some of the larger sellers might have had 6 -10 boxes or 1 or 2 spam cans of a certain caliber but there was no one selling bulk ammo in quantity. Even non-military stuff like .38, .357, or 30-30 was in short supply.
All ammo prices were high. Shotgun shells were high and there were no bargains. Rifle and pistol ammo were outrageously high - even the oddball old calibers and cowboy ammo.
Examples: No-name .38 Special ammo was $30 to $50 a box.
Boxes of .22 ammo were priced the same at $30 - $50 per 500 rounds - the same boxes that were around $15 a few months ago.
It was a disappointing show because of the high prices and lack of ammo.
The simple fact is, if you do not own a firearm and know how to shoot, you are prey to any person or group that is stronger than you. Period. Mr Kung Fu Clay may be on top of his game at this moment. Good for him! I suppose he plans to never be injured, outnumbered, or to grow old.
I love that movie! I use that line all the time (in my head.)
Paranoia is an unfounded or exaggerated distrust of others, sometimes reaching delusional proportions. Paranoid individuals constantly suspect the motives of those around them, and believe that certain individuals, or people in general, are “out to get them.”
Key words here is “unfounded.” He and his minions have already said they are out to get us.
what is noia?
The libbie writer’s attempt to combine “Obama” with “paranoia”. Thinks he’s so clever.
Paranoia, loathing, and disgust are different emotions.
“Progressive” journalists are easily confused though.
>> I assure all you ignorant Libs that I could inflict much more damage with the Shotgun if I was so inclined.
LOL! I don’t care who you are, that’s funny!
I cannot remember the name of that film, but I watched it once, long ago.
On topic, I don’t see “panic buying” leading to high prices. I see patriotic Americans flipping the bird right back at the Obamunist. He flips us off daily, this is our way to return the salute.